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1.Homeopathy
Note : For information on homeopathic treatments for specific conditions, see /tnp/homeo/index condition doc 38449 Homeopathic Treatments by Condition . For information on specific homeopathic remedies, see the /tnp/homeo/index remedy doc 38449 Homeopathic Remedies . Homeopathy is an alternative philosophy that believes highly diluted substances ha...
Score: 99%
 
2.Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
The system of herbal medicine that developed in China differs in several significant ways from European herbal medicine. The most obvious difference is that the Western herbal tradition focuses on simples, or herbs taken by themselves. In contrast, traditional Chinese herbal medicine (TCHM) makes almost exclusive use of herbal combinations. More ...
Score: 85%
 
3.Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Many women experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms in the week or two before menstruating. These include irritability, anger, headaches, anxiety, depression, fatigue, fluid retention, and breast tenderness. When emotional symptoms related to depression predominate in PMS, the condition is sometimes called premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD)....
Score: 82%
 
4.Yoga
Hatha yoga, or, as it is commonly called in the US, simply yoga, is an exercise system derived from ancient traditions in India. There are many schools or varieties of hatha yoga, but all of them involve asanas, or postures. Many asanas function as gentle stretching exercises, increasing flexibility. Others encourage the development of strength...
Score: 82%
 
5.Exercise
This article discusses the possible health benefits of exercise. For information on enhancing exercise ability, see /tnp/condition/sports_perform 38221 doc Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Performance . For articles on specific exercise systems, see the articles on /tnp/therapy/taichi 37437 doc Tai Chi and /tnp/therapy/taichi 37437 doc Yoga...
Score: 82%
 
6.Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been part of the medical mainstream in countries such as China and Japan for centuries. It is also one of the most widely utilized forms of alternative therapy in the United States. More than 10 million acupuncture treatments are administered annually in the US alone. In addition, third-party insurance reimbursement and managed care...
Score: 82%
 
7.Magnet Therapy
Long popular in Japan, magnet therapy has entered public awareness in the United States, stimulated by golfers and tennis players extolling the virtues of magnets in the treatment of sports-related injuries. Magnetic knee, shoulder, and ankle pads, as well as insoles and mattress pads, are widely available and are touted as providing myriads of he...
Score: 81%
 
8.Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia is a common chronic condition whose main symptoms are specific tender points on various parts of the body, widespread musculoskeletal discomfort, morning stiffness, fatigue, and disturbed sleep. The cause of the condition is unknown, but it occurs most often in women aged 30 to 50. Other symptoms commonly believed to be associated with...
Score: 81%
 
9.Nausea of Pregnancy
Nausea afflicts the majority of women during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, this is also the precise period in which drug therapy is most worrisome, due to the extreme vulnerability of the fetus at that time. For this reason, conventional medicine has to some extent welcomed alternative medicine s quest for safe, natural treatment optio...
Score: 80%
 
10.Tai Chi
Tai Chi (Tai Chi Chuan, Taijiquan) is a traditional form of martial art used more for promoting health than for fighting. Its gentle, dance-like moves are said to strengthen and balance the body s energy. The net results, according to tradition, include increased physical stamina, enhanced sense of well-being and comfort, and improved resistance ...
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